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Politics of Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Source: The Republic

Dumsor vigil is a joke – Nzema Chief

The Paramount Chief of Western Nzema traditional area Awulae Annor Adjaye III has described actress Yvonne Nelson led protest dubbed #Dumsormuststop vigil as a joke.

Speaking at a public event organised by pressure group Occupy Ghana at the GNAT Hall in Takoradi over the weekend, Awulae Adjaye questioned the motive behind the protest.

“You want to make a revolution and want to address dumsor and you take one day to the streets and you think it will be solved? It can’t be solved! If President [John] Mahama can’t fix it and you want to show him that he can’t fix it, stay in the streets for one month; don’t go home, don’t sleep, don’t eat, die in the streets – that is revolution,” he asked.

He said for the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) government to take the populace seriously, the youth in particular must stage a sustained revolution to attract the attention of the president to deal with the power crisis confronting Ghana.

A group of celebrities including actress Yvonne Nelson, EL, DKB and Edem led thousands of Ghanaians a few days ago in a protest march dubbed #Dumsormuststop vigil to drum home the need to solve immediately, the crisis.

But the John Mahama-led administration has promised to fix the erratic electricity supply by the end of 2015 as it expects two power barges from Turkey to address the deficit in megawatts in the national grid.